Namibia has welcomed the ceasefire between Egypt and Gaza.

The ceasefire ends a five-day Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, which has claimed many innocent civilian lives and left countless injured.

In a media statement, Namibia reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Palestine and reiterates its long-standing and unequivocal call for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to independently co-exist with the State of Israel in line with the relevant United Nations Resolutions.

The Executive Director of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Penda Naanda attributed the escalation of violence against the Palestinian people after the killing of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh last year.

Naanda reiterated Namibia's call on Israeli authorities to bring those responsible for her death to book.

The Israeli authorities have this month confirmed culpability for Akleh's killing.



Lucy Nghifindaka